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A GOP tsunami swept the country, no doubt about it. We were "shellacked," President Obama admits.

What was the one shining place where DEMs held the fort? The Senate.

Who is the most to blame for the Republicans' failure to take over the Senate? Their Senate leader, Mitch McConnell. Only the most incompetent, stumbling, bumbling "potatoe" would fail to capitalize on that rare moment for the GOP. Heads must roll.

Just as Speaker Nancy Pelosi accepts her responsibility, fairly or not, for what happened in the elections and will step aside, Mitch McConnell, should he have any honor and integrity, would do the same.

Rand Paul has earned the right to be the leader of the minority caucus in the Senate. That assessment is based upon merit alone. Rand Paul stands for that group more than any other person. McConnell does not.

McConnell is yesterday; Rand Paul is today. McConnell equals failure; Rand Paul promises success.

I don't like Rand Paul and consider him a symptom of American dysfunction and decay, but he is the man of the moment, so he should hold the torch.

Originally posted to Otherday on Thu Nov 04, 2010 at 01:23 PM PDT.


Majority Leader Reid said to Minority Leader McConnell:

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  •  Tip Jar (5+ / 0-)
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    serrano, fhcec, JeffW, jacey, Pinto Pony

    Greenspan admits his free market faith was "a mistake" - Reliance on self interest creates a flaw "in how the world works."

    by Otherday on Thu Nov 04, 2010 at 01:23:53 PM PDT

    •  I just find both Boehner and MConnell such (1+ / 0-)
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      abominations, I cannot stand to hear either of them speak.

      Ugh. Like nails on a chalkboard, amped.

      The overwhelming consensus of 2,000+ scientific experts from the IPCC& 18 US scientific assns: climate change is happening and is a growing threat to our wo

      by Cenobyte on Thu Nov 04, 2010 at 02:42:32 PM PDT

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      •  I agree. What's the appeal? (2+ / 0-)
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        fhcec, Cenobyte

        Both of them are about the opposite of what most reasonable people would want hanging around Congress. Both are lobbyists' bagmen. Both insiders, shills, bootlicks.

        Actually, it's thunderously sad that either got to be the top dog. Follow the money. In a Citizens United era, those who can surf the wave of cash will go the farthest.

        Greenspan admits his free market faith was "a mistake" - Reliance on self interest creates a flaw "in how the world works."

        by Otherday on Thu Nov 04, 2010 at 02:55:58 PM PDT

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  •  McConnell has a bigger problem than Paul... (3+ / 0-)
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    serrano, Otherday, Pinto Pony

    ...Jim DeMint!

    Float like a manhole cover, sting like a sash weight! Clean Coal Is A Clinker!

    by JeffW on Thu Nov 04, 2010 at 01:41:57 PM PDT

  •  Or at least retreat into his shell n/t (1+ / 0-)
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  •  Really....why bother? (0+ / 0-)

    "Let us give this capital back to the people to whom it belongs."-William Jefferson Clinton

    by The High Command on Thu Nov 04, 2010 at 02:09:34 PM PDT

    •  Yes, really. Let leaders be leaders. (0+ / 0-)

      McConnell was a drag on the GOP this election season. He inspired the American people about as much as a log does. He represents failure.

      Let's see the real deal. The leader of that segment of our political life should be the real leader, not some snarly loser.

      Bring it on.

      Greenspan admits his free market faith was "a mistake" - Reliance on self interest creates a flaw "in how the world works."

      by Otherday on Thu Nov 04, 2010 at 02:13:37 PM PDT

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  •  Why should McConnell step down (0+ / 0-)

    his stragety of NO won and won big. McConnell said the President and Democrats refused to listen to the American people. According to McConnell the "American people" are the people who voted in the Repugs in. They said:
    NO-Health care
    NO-Public Education
    NO-Social Security and Medicare
    NO-Gov run VA health care
    NO-Healthcare for childern
    No-allowing your childeren to stay on HC until 26
    NO-enviormental rules/regulations
    No-college afforabalilty

    NO - is the WINNER-Republicans won't mind, maybe they will like you then. You can become one of them.  They love the word NO.
    Mr. President NO IS A WINNER try it sometime on the repugs. because if you don't my vote will be NO to you in 2012.

    •  Failure to take the Senate is Unforgivable. (0+ / 0-)

      A window opens that wide once a generation, if you're lucky. The GOP had the tide with them. The moment was perfect. Yet, McConnell didn't deliver. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid holds the gavel.

      And every Republican is full of fury. How can that happen?! Mitch blew it.

      Greenspan admits his free market faith was "a mistake" - Reliance on self interest creates a flaw "in how the world works."

      by Otherday on Thu Nov 04, 2010 at 02:40:10 PM PDT

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